Positive youth development programs for adolescents with greater psychosocial needs: An evaluation based on program implementers

Daniel T. L. SHEK, Sau Man Catalina NG, Moon Y. M. LAW

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Abstract

As program implementers’ views are seldom included in program evaluation and there are few related studies in different Chinese communities, this study examined the perceptions of the program implementers who implemented the Tier 2 Program of the P.A.T.H.S. Program in Hong Kong. The Tier 2 Program was designed to promote the development of adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. In the community-based P.A.T.H.S. Project, 400 program implementers completed a subjective outcome evaluation form (Form D) for program implementers. Consistent with the previous findings, program implementers generally held positive views toward the program, implementers, and program effectiveness and their views toward these three domains did not differ across grades. In line with the hypotheses, perceived program quality and perceived implementer quality predicted program effectiveness. The present findings provided an alternative perspective showing that the Tier 2 Program was well received by the program implementers and they regarded the program to be beneficial to the program participants. Copyright © 2017 Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPositive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese program
EditorsDaniel T. L. SHEK, Cecilia M. S. MA, Janet T. Y. LEUNG, Joav MERRICK
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages267-280
ISBN (Electronic)9781536125405
ISBN (Print)9781536125399
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

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adolescent
evaluation
community research
Hong Kong

Citation

Shek, D. T. L., Ng, C. S. M., & Law, M. Y. M. (2017). Positive youth development programs for adolescents with greater psychosocial needs: An evaluation based on program implementers. In D. T. L. Shek, C. M. S. Ma, J. T. Y. Leung, & J. Merrick (Eds.), Positive youth development: Long term effects in a Chinese program (pp. 267-280). New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.